Sports Medicine Track
The goal of the sports medicine track is to introduce the resident to the field of sports medicine and provide a forum to develop cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills, interpersonal skills, professional attitudes, and practical experience required in the care of patients with health problems related to sports and exercise.
The track is designed to allow greater comfort in the treatment of sport or exercise related injuries and lays an excellent foundation for that resident who intends to pursue a sports medicine fellowship.
Experience as a First Year Resident
All interns will attain a basic knowledge of anatomy, functional anatomy, and diagnostic and treatment skills for the musculoskeletal and neurological systems to include the upper extremities, lower extremities, and spine.
Experience as a Second Year Resident
The second year resident will build on the basic knowledge of medicine learned as an intern. The rotations and continuing clinics in the second year will lay a basic foundation in sports medicine and expose the resident to an increasing volume of exercise and sports related injuries. The resident will begin to understand the field of sports medicine and the place of the family physician. By the end of the second year the resident will demonstrate proficient diagnostic and treatment skills, communication skills, research skills, and professional attitudes required in the sports medicine field. At the end of the second year the resident will be evaluated through practical and oral evaluation and will be expected to attain a basic level of proficiency in the second year objectives before proceeding to the third year track.
Olympic Plaza at ETMC Experience as a Third Year Resident
The third year resident will continue to increase the sports medicine exposure. Through additional rotations, continued exposure to exercise and sports related injuries, sports medicine lectures and teaching opportunities the resident will become proficient in all aspects of sports medicine defined by the objectives. At the end of the third year the resident will be evaluated through practical and oral evaluation and will be expected to attain proficiency in all the sports medicine track objectives. After completion of the sports medicine track the faculty advisors will determine if the resident meets the standards to be awarded a UTHC Family Practice Sports Medicine certificate of completion that will be awarded at graduation.